Alternatives to Windows Movie Maker for Windows with Free or Open Source License

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  • Avidemux icon

    Avidemux

    Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

    • Can't stitch together multiple videos in Avidemux
      Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • OpenShot icon

    OpenShot

    OpenShot is a open source video editing program. OpenShot features include: * Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg ) * Gnome integration (drag and drop...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Kdenlive icon

    Kdenlive

    Kdenlive is an intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor compatible most recent video technologies. It is completely free, and open-source as defined by the GNU foundation.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Shotcut icon

    Shotcut

    Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Movie maker is a much more simplified product and allows easy recording of narration and much easier timeline editing. While this would work for some scenarios it cannot be used to the same extent as Windows Movie Maker.
      Guest • Aug 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Lightworks icon

    Lightworks

    Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family. Lightworks is an Academy and Emmy award-winning professional-grade...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

    • It's VERY COMPLICATED, they changed the interface and added a whole lot of jargon. So maybe it's a good program, but someone like me who's made hundreds of Windows Movie Maker videos over the years and wants that same 'look', will not want to use Lightworks, priced or no.
      Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • VideoPad Video Editor icon

    VideoPad Video Editor

    VideoPad is a video editing application which allows you to create movie projects from various video clips or a single video file. VideoPad allows you to import various file formats including .AVI, .WMV, .3GP, .WMV, .DIVX and many...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

  • DaVinci Resolve icon

    DaVinci Resolve

    DaVinci Resolve combines the world’s most advanced color corrector with professional multi track editing, so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system!.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • FXhome HitFilm icon

    FXhome HitFilm

    Providing the best tools for indie filmmakers. Free software great for composting and editing. All in one single app!.

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • VSDC Free Video Editor icon

    VSDC Free Video Editor

    VSDC Video Editor allows you to apply audio effects and filters to audio tracks in video and audio files. Here are some of the most popular ones: sound normalization, volume correction, echo, reverberation, equalizer and others. ...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
    • Everytime you have to push that goddamn button to see your preview. If you want synchronize audio with video, it's pure hell, while this operation is really simple with WMM.
      Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Ezvid icon

    Ezvid

    Ezvid is a freeware video and slideshow maker for Windows. Ezvid has built-in "one click" screen capture and screen recording functionality. Ezvid can import still images and video, and can upload finished videos to YouTube....

    Freemium Windows

    • Warning The site ezvid.com has a bad reputation on WOT. You can read the comments at https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/ezvid.com
    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Wondershare Filmora icon

    Wondershare Filmora

    The easiest-to-use home video editing software with special editing features lets you seamlessly stitch together video clips, music & text, apply effects and get a professional-looking home movie in minutes.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    ffDiaporama

    ffDiaporama is an application of creation of videos sequences established by - titles, fixed or livened up. - images or by photos, fixed or livened up. - movie clip - music These sequences are assembled in slide show by means...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • This program makes it very difficult to edit frames and delete them. You would have to be a professional to understand how the program works inside and out.
      Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
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  • Microsoft Expression Encoder icon

    Microsoft Expression Encoder

    Expression Encoder imports and encodes video files, produces live webcasts, enhances media with watermarks and advertising, and publishes with Silverlight. * encode high quality videos for devices and the web * Silverlight...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Expression Encoder 4 Pro is no longer available for sale. The free version of Expression Encoder will continue to be available for download, but it will be no longer developed.
  • ZS4 Video Editor icon

    ZS4 Video Editor

    ZS4 Video Editor, the new incarnation of Zwei-Stein Video Editor, is advanced video editing and compositing software with over 150 built-in video effects.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • FairUse Wizard icon

    FairUse Wizard

    • Easily create movies that will play on your standalone player with the DivX and XviD codecs • Use cutting edge technology with new codecs like the well-known H264, XviD, or the ffVFW codec suite. • Store several movies on a...

    Freemium Windows

  • Gilisoft Video Editor icon

    Gilisoft Video Editor

    Gilisoft Video Editor – All-in-one video editing software that you need. Edit video in several clicks, make movies, apply effects, add watermarks & subtitles & transitions in an easiest way. Nearly everyone can shoot video...

    Freemium Windows

    • This program has multiple features that are NOT the same as Windows Movie Maker. On top of that, it is very difficult to use unless if you are a professional.
      Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Pinnacle VideoSpin icon

    Pinnacle VideoSpin

    VideoSpin allows you to create and edit videos and output them to a variety of formats.

    Free Personal Windows

    • Discontinued The app is no longer available on the Pinnacle official website. Last version, 1.2, was released on October 2012. It can be still downloaded from Download.com
  • Machete Video Editor icon

    Machete Video Editor

    Machete is a convenient utility for playing and editing multimedia files. Currently, Machete can edit video and audio files in AVI, FLV, WMV, MP4, MOV, WMA, MP3 and WAV formats. The support of editing functions for other formats is...

    Freemium Windows

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  • VideoBurst icon

    VideoBurst

    VideoBurst is an online video maker tool to create professional business videos for marketing. All you need is to create an account and start creating amazing videos online with this free video maker tool.

    Free Windows iPhone Android Tablet

  • Vidiot icon

    Vidiot

    Vidiot is a video editor targeted for plain home video editing. A user-friendly video editor that can be handled by any type of user, enabling them to easily and quickly create movie sequences and home videos Vidiot is an...

    Open Source Windows

  • Wondershare Fantashow icon

    Wondershare Fantashow

    Wondershare Fantashow lets you easily meld photos, videos, music, and effects into a movie metamorphosis, providing tons of fantastic 3D video styles. It's Easy to Make Your Own Movie! With just a few clicks away and some...

    Freemium Mac Windows